Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 6th November, 2018
1. NLC suspends planned strike over new minimum wage
The Nationwide strike action proposed by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) have been halted indefinitely.
The action which was suppose to commence 12am on Tuesday was suspended on Monday Night after a closed door meeting of the Tripartite Committee on new minimum wage.
2. Kano court stops further investigation into bribery allegation against Ganduje
The Kano State Assembly has been ordered to stop ongoing investigation into the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje today.
A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice A. T Badamasi, also ordered the seven-man investigative committee set up by the assembly to maintain the status quo ante.
3. I won’t allow EFCC investigate my administration – Wike
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says any attempt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate his officials and administration would be rejected by him.
Wike said this during a TV interview on Monday, accusing the anti-graft agency of engaging in media trial in the prosecution of corruption cases.
4. Shiites storm Katsina streets in protest to demand El-Zakzaky’s release
A protest over the continuous detention of Shiites leader, Sheik. Ibrahim El-Zakzaky despite numerous court orders for his release has been staged on the streets of Katsina today by members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria.
The protest was also aimed at condemning recent attacks on its members by armed soldiers and other security personnel in Abuja.
5. Buhari administration accused of diverting N378b NLNG fund
The federal government has been accused of illegally diverting $1.05 billion (N378 billion at N360 to a dollar) sourced from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) dividend funds to secretly fund subsidy payment on petroleum products.
The diversion details are coming amidst revelations from accusations the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has a $3.5 billion subsidy fund it is spending without appropriation by the National Assembly.
6. APC calls for investigation into Atiku’s Dubai trips
The Presidential candidate of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar and some leaders of the party traveled to Dubai for a meeting last week.
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, while reacting to the report called on security agencies to investigate the recent strategy meeting.
7. EFCC re-arraigns former Oyo governor, Ladoja over N4.7b fraud
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned former Oyo State Governor Rashidi Ladoja over alleged N4.7 billion fraud.
The re-arraignment followed an amendment of the charge by the EFCC.
Ladoja was charged with converting N4.7 billion from the state treasury to his personal use.
8. Saraki vows to investigate alleged NLNG fund diversion by President Buhari
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured the Nigerian populace of investigating the reason behind alleged diversion of the dividend from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) to fund petroleum subsidy.
Mr Saraki said the Senate, on resumption of plenary, will further probe the claims made on the funds before the Senate ad-hoc committee by the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru.
9. Fayose accuses FG of planning to increase petrol price in 2019
Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said the federal government must perish the idea of increasing the pump price of petrol from N145 per litre to N185 in March next year.
Fayose in his statement, said Nigerians have suffered enough in the hands of the APC government and won’t accept any further upward review of petrol pump price.
10. ASUU commences indefinite nationwide strike
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members across the country to commence indefinite strike.
Abiodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, disclosed this to reporters after a meeting of leaders of the union at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo state, on Sunday.
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